We Remember

MACKENZIE, Elizabeth “Betty”

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Betty MacKenzie announce her passing on Friday, May 2, 2020 at the age of 102.

Betty was born to Robert and Mary Allan on March 19, 1918 in the village of Cowdenbeath in the County of Fife Scotland.

She married Frank MacKenzie in Edinburgh on June 11, 1938. They had two sons, Alan and Colin.

In 1952 the family of four immigrated to Canada so that their sons would have more opportunity. In 1957 they bought their first home in Burnaby, BC where they lived until their move to Kelowna in 1990.

Betty was predeceased by her parents Robert and Mary Allan; Frank, her loving husband of 56 years; sister Anne Kirkby; and her two sons Alan and Colin (both in 2017). She is survived by five grandchildren: Catherine Martindale (Bob), Ken (Debbie), Debra, Hugh and Stuart; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and daughters-in-law Valerie and Nancy MacKenzie.

Faith and family were of utmost importance to Betty. She had a deep faith in God and was very active in her church both in New Westminster and Kelowna for many years. She loved her family and extended family unconditionally. Spending time with all of them made her happiest. She was always ready to help out where or when she could.

To Betty, it was important to keep busy. She volunteered her time, both at church and in the community. She was a beautiful knitter and made numerous items for both family and others.

You are at rest now dear mom, grandma and great-grandma. We will miss you.

A memorial will be held at a later date.

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